The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Gnoll Estate Country ParkGnoll Estate Country ParkTake a peek
Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake a peek
Explorers Wanted

The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!


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Senghenydd Mining Memorial

Gwern Avenue, Senghenydd, Caerphilly,

This impressive memorial remembers all the Welsh Mining Disasters.

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Porthcawl Museum

The Old Police Station, John Street, Porthcawl

The museum has a great many collections on offer, including an extensive history of the Welsh Guards from 1915 to present day, costumes, tools u...

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Rhymney Brewery Visitor Centre

Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon,

Rhymney has embarked on an innovative new brewing centre and visitor facility that will enable the company to expand its total beer production by 30%...

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Aneurin Bevan Stones

Beaufort Road, Tredegar

This monument commemorates Aneurin Bevan, the outstanding politician who was born in Tredegar in 1897 and elected M.P. for the area in 1929. Nye Beva...

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Ty Nest Llewellyn

Cwmtillery Lakes, Cwmtillery, Abertillery

On the north bank of Cwmtillery Lake are the remains of a substantial post-Medieval, stone house, standing on a large platform cut into the hill and ...

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Marine Colliery Pump


On the site of the former Marine Colliery at the southern end of Cwm is a large steam-pumping engine built by Hathorn Davey of Leeds in 1893 and form...

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Vue Cinema

Glyndwr Road, Cwmbran

Vue Cwmbran cinema has eight screens all with stadium seating. It boasts wall to wall and ceiling to floor huge screens. All auditoriums have Dolby D...

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Dark Sky Wales Discovery - Garn Eiddel

Twyn Croesffordd, Maerdy,

Milky Way Class Garn Eiddel car park is located on top of Maerdy Mountain. The site provides an excellent panorama. Some slight light pollution to...

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The Workers Gallery and Workshops

99 Ynyshir Rd, Ynyshir,

Art & Design Gallery with Exhibition & workshop space + FREE arts reference library. Dedicated Gallery Artists Wall & People's Art Wall specialisin...

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St. James Pond

Georgetown, Tredegar

A recreational area found to the east of Georgetown, Tredegar surrounded by forestry. The site includes picnic areas and pathways accessible by all.

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